Robert G. Campbell is the Assistant Auditor-Controller for the Audit and Countywide Contract Monitoring Divisions, the Office of County Investigations (OCI), and the Ombudsperson for Youth in Short Term Residential Therapeutic Programs. In this role, he serves as Los Angeles County’s Chief Audit Executive and is responsible for overseeing preparation and execution of the County’s risk-based audit plan, contract monitoring plan, and for full-scope criminal investigations of fraud, waste, and abuse within County government. Mr. Campbell has over 24 years of experience with the Auditor-Controller, including as a Supervising Investigator and computer forensic examiner in OCI, as Assistant Administrative Deputy responsible for departmental Human Resources, Budget, Facilities, Risk Management, and Policy operations, as the Audit Division Chief, and previously served as Acting Assistant Auditor-Controller overseeing the Countywide Accounting, Disbursements, and Shared Services Divisions, OCI, and the Office of the Chief Heath Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Officer. Most recently, Mr. Campbell served as the Chief of OCI where he led a team of 30 law enforcement, forensic, and support staff. In that capacity he also served a member of the County’s Information Security Committee and the Cyber Incident Response Team.
Mr. Campbell is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Executive Leadership Development Program. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University, a Master of Business Administration from Western Governors University, a Certification in Risk Management Assurance from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and a PC832 certificate from the Rio Hondo Police Academy. He is a recognized authority on fraud prevention, detection, and investigation, has written for the IIA’s Internal Auditor magazine, and has presented on fraud, investigations, and internal controls to a variety of professional organizations including the California State Association of County Auditors, the IIA, the Association of Public Pension Fund Auditors, the Los Angeles County Management Council, and the California Association of Property and Evidence. Mr. Campbell is the recipient of a County Quality and Productivity Award for outstanding teamwork as a member of the group that redesigned the County’s internal audit reporting processes, and has received two Los Angeles County STARS awards for his work on Redevelopment Dissolution and the County’s audit of the City of Bell.
Mr. Campbell has served his community in a variety of volunteer roles, including stints as President of the IIA’s Beach Cities Chapter, as an elected member and Treasurer of his Neighborhood Council, and for over six years as a Scout leader for local youth.